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18 Days 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii

  • Kirpal Meditation & Ecological Center, 13-260 Pohoiki Road, Pāhoa, HI, 96778, USA


Hawaii Yoga Teacher Training

This retreat offers you the lived experience of the teachings. In addition to practice and study, you will participate in meditation, ceremony, council, and explore what these practices and teachings mean for yourself as an individual and for the community as a whole. Whether you are interested in teaching your loved ones, earning an income as a yoga instructor, or solely want to deepen your practice, you are welcome to join this journey.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Meditation, chanting, and arati
  • Daily posture clinic and discussion classes
  • Anatomy, methodology, and philosophy classes
  • Practice walking and restorative meditation
  • Practice teaching exercises daily
  • Vegetarian and organic meals
  • 17 nights accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 18 days with instruction
  • English
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Kirpal Ecological and Meditation Center, an 11-acre organic orchard, has been blessed with a pure intention to serve all, including 30 different types of trees that provide fresh produce and herbs. The retreat center has a Balinese meditation pavilion and a 1000-square-foot yoga studio with views of the ocean over the trees.

The cabins on the property have all been built by hand and designed to be in harmony with the trees and nature surrounding them. Accommodations are lovely cabins, with options for both individual and shared, all full of charm.

This yoga teacher training will take place Pahoa, Hawaii, USA. You will find the retreat center right next to the ocean, with the purest air you can imagine, in a lush, tropical, meditation paradise.

  • 3 daily organic and vegetarian meals
  • 17 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour teacher training certificate
  • All yoga sessions
  • Anatomy, methodology, and philosophy classes
  • Daily chanting and arati
  • Daily meditation
  • Daily posture clinic
  • Daily teaching exercises
  • Excursions
  • Walking and restorative meditation

This yoga teacher training in Hawaii progresses over 18 days by a map of the chakras, starting at the root and ending with the crown. During the root segment, you will ground your intentions for teaching and practice, as well as learn the vast history of yoga from the Vedas through the Upanishads, Buddhism, yoga sutras, Bhakti traditions, Tantric lineages, and contemporary yoga schools.

In the sacral chakra, you will uncover the countless layers of the subtle body, learn the principles of Ayurveda, gain an overview of classical Tantra, and practice yoga Nidra. As you progress through the navel chakra, you will explore yoga's connection with power, fire, and introduce Lakshmi practice and the business of yoga.

In the heart, you will encounter the path of Bhakti, known as devotional yoga, as well as ceremony, prayer, and healing. Moving upwards into the throat chakra, you will learn about Kashmir Shaivism and the Sanskrit language, pronunciation, principles of chanting, and a wealth of mantra and deity practices.

Progressing to the third eye, the training becomes increasingly more subtle, as you encounter an array of yogic meditations, explore yogic Buddhism, and turn inward in silence. Culminating in the crown, you will receive kundalini awakening practices, learn Shakti mantra, yogic ritual, and receive an initiation into the practice.

Each of the 18 days will also include a thorough overview of the anatomy and physiology of yoga asanas, or postures, a comprehensive outlook on teaching methodology, an intensive dissection of every major and minor pose, workshops on adjustments and alignment, and plenty of time for practice teaching. There will be time for exploring, as well as time to relax on your own in nature.

For those looking to teach, this yoga teacher training in Hawaii will provide a vast, comprehensive tool-kit for teaching physical postures, breathing techniques, alignment, adjustments, as well as pranayama, mantra, meditation, and more. The principles instructed can be applied to any style of yoga you feel compelled to offer. This retreat is fully-accredited by the Yoga Alliance. For students looking to deepen their understanding, this will be a dynamic expansion of both knowledge and practice. A sincere exploration of what it means to truly practice yoga.

What style is Shivakali Yoga?

Shivakali Yoga teaches an alignment-based Vinyasa flow practice, culminating in restorative postures, meditation, and pranayama. Their practice serves first to awaken the body and break-up stuck energy, to then soften the mind and nurture the inner being. Uniting the masculine and feminine aspects of practice, you will find freedom in movement, draw awareness from the mind to the heart, and allow insight to arise naturally.

Sample Schedule

  • 06:30 Morning yoga sadhana with yoga, meditation, chanting, and arati
  • 08:45 Breakfast break and seva
  • 10:15 First class: anatomy, methodology, and philosophy
  • 12:00 Posture clinic
  • 13:45 Lunch break
  • 16:30 Second class, discussion based: anatomy, methodology, and philosophy
  • 17:45 Practice teaching exercises
  • 19:00 Dinner break
  • 20:30 Evening program: yoga Nidra, meditation, song circle, and more

Sample Schedule for break-day on the second Sunday

  • 09:00 Walking meditation
  • 10:00 Two-hour heart circle
  • 18:00 Restorative meditation and pranayama
  • 19:00 Dinner and spiritual movie

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Hilo International Airport (ITO).

Group size

Maximum 18 persons.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Shivakali Yoga, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Group excursions of swimming with dolphins, explore the lava flows, relax in natural thermal pools, visit sacred waterfalls, and enjoy healing bodywork are planned during this retreat.

  • Serge Berliawsky

    Serge has been practicing the yogic arts of India and Tibet since his youth and teaching yoga for over 15 years. His approach evolves out of a deep transmission from younger years living in Kula, a yogic community, engaging in lengthy daily practice before dawn, and undergoing rigorous study with his teachers. In classes, he blends his knowledge of traditional yogic practice and philosophy with thousands of hours of training in Ashtanga, Yin, Rudra, Vinyasa, and Kundalini yoga, as well as Ayurveda and Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a bachelor of arts in religious studies, focused on South-Asia.

  • Gloria Baraquio

    Gloria discovered yoga in 2003 and realized that the breath, body awareness, and mindfulness could relieve so much of human suffering, disease, and disorder. After years of dedicated self-study and independent practice, she completed her formal yoga teacher training at Yoga Hawaii with master teachers Rupali Embry and Tania Jo Ingrahm. Gloria began teaching Vinyasa yoga in 2006 at schools, colleges, gyms, and studios. Since then, she has taught thousands of classes in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Aerial, and kids yoga, as well as meditation to various populations all over the country.

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Massages and healing treatments
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers to and from the airport

During this retreat, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will consist of delicious 100% organic vegetarian meals with vegan options, fresh juices, unique desserts, and healthy snacks and teas.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

On your free time, you can enjoy a massage or a healing session at an additional cost. All treatments are offered by skilled practitioners.

  • Enjoy the Balinese meditation pavilion
  • Gaze at the stars
  • Go hiking
  • Go swimming
  • Practice in the 1000-square-foot yoga studio
  • Take a 15-minute walk to the beach
  • Visit the natural thermal pools under the jungle canopy
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Massage nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming nearby
  • Zip lining nearby
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry nearby
  • Review by a traveler

    "I would recommend this program, it was one of the best experiences of my life."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I would recommend this program to literally every person I know. Why? Because this is so much more than a yoga teacher training; it is soul training."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Yes, I would recommend this program. Serge and Gloria are so unique. The training is intense but comprehensive. It is an experience, as well as a training. There is more love here than some people have ever had in their lives."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I would absolutely recommend this program. When is the next one? You should aim for two a year. The third one being international."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I would recommend this program. There is so much to love, learn, and enjoy. The teachings are very balanced and give many perspectives. A special getaway while learning so many useful life tools. Thank you, Shivakali!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I would absolutely recommend this program. Because it was more than just yoga practice. Shivakali went up and beyond the level of education."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Serge and Gloria are an amazing team; very understanding, knowledgeable, sweet-hearted, and intelligent minds who work well together and have created an amazing program for us. The program not only fed our minds but encouraged our hearts to open up and realize our true purpose."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I would most definitely recommend this program because it is so unique and on point. Well thought out and executed."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "I would absolutely recommend this program. The soul and love that was poured into this training are impossible to not feel. Every moment was infused with love, support, and compassion, as well as a little push to the edge of my comfort zone."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "This program was a life changing experience. I learned so much, laughed, loved, and found my voice. The entire program brought me peace. This has been so much more than a teacher training, it has been soul inspiring."

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California, United States

Shivakali Yoga is a yoga school, instructing in this ancient science with 200-hour teacher trainings, retreats, workshops, classes, and private instruction.

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from US$3,250

18 days / 17 nights


Arrival: Thursday January 5, 2017
Departure: Sunday January 22, 2017

Early bird

The prices below include an early bird discount of 400 USD per person. To benefit, register before November 1, 2016.

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